Strategic Advisors

India based Strategic Advisors

Dr. V. Sivasubramanian, Ph.D.

Dr. Sivasubramanian is a world leading algologist. World’s first phycoremediation plant was set up at SNAP alginates industry with the research support from his group in India. Sivasubramanian has guided 20 Ph.D. students and handled several industrial projects and published more than 100 research articles in national and international journals. He is one of the core committee of experts on second generation bio-fuels, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), Government of India and member of monitoring committee member of Council of Scientific and Industrial research (CSIR) and Department of Biotechnology (DBT), New Delhi, India for projects on biofuels from marine microalgae. He is also a member of PAMC (Project approval and monitoring committee) of National Programme on CO2 Sequestration (NPCS) Research of DST (Department of Science and Technology).

He is the chief editor of Journal of algal biomass utilization and a member of review committee of Bioresource technology Journal. He is also a member of editorial board of Seaweed research and utilization Journal. He is also serving as an Assistant editor of PHYKOS of Phycological Society, India. In addition, he is also serving as Member of Editorial Board of International journal of engineering, science and technology and Indian Hydrobiology journal. Dr. Sivasubramanian is in collaboration with CORE Biotech and Uni Norte to implement phycoremediation in Latin America.

As the first activity of this collaboration, a pilot plant to handle petrochemical effluent has been installed at Pacific Rubiales industry at Colombia recently. Iran’s First algal cultivation facility at Chabahar, has been established in May 2015 with technical support from Dr Sivasubramanian. He is a greatest asset to the Seagrass Technologies team.


Dr. R. Sivakumar, Ph.D.

Dr.Sivakumar has more than 20 years of experience  in algae industry and related technologies. He had worked with 2 major Indian Giants EID PARRY and DABUR Group and acquired vast exposure and also received Doctorate in Chemistry with the specialization in algae. He served as a consultant for several turnkey projects not only in India but also in Foreign Countries. He has proven management skills and in-depth knowledge in various bio products. He is a founder of DCS BioSolutions in the year 2019 with the ambition of bringing all services related to algae and herbal extractions under one roof. He is an all-time supporter for the growth of Seagrass Technologies.

Overseas based Strategic Advisors

Dr. Skye Thomas-Hall, Ph.D.

Dr. Skye is a team leader for the Algae Biotechnology Group and site manager for the Algae Energy Farm at the University of Queensland, Australia.

He manages the diverse algae research projects performed by Ph.D. and honors students working with Prof. Schenk Lab. His main interests center around the production and processing of microalgae for nutraceuticals such as omega 3 fatty acids, carotenoids and pigments.

He has extensive experience in large-scale low-cost algae cultivation, the main focus being production of biomass as a high protein feed supplement for livestock and aquaculture. The long-term vision for microalgae is the sustainable production of biofuels, this is what sparked his initial interest in microalgae. His support to Seagrass Technologies helps the company in planning and execution of new R&D research in micro algal arena.

Dr. Thava Palanisami, Ph.D.

Dr. Thava Palanisami is an expert on green remediation technologies for contaminated water and soil. He has more than 20 years of experience in developing, implementing various innovative remediation technologies in field.  Thava’s unique strength is exploiting the beneficial characters from the waste and generate value while treating the wastewater. 

Thava has also led the first ever field level implementation of a Risk-Based Land Management (RBLM) approach to managing contaminated sites in Australia. Thava is supporting Seagrass Technologies greatly in connecting with people around the globe who are interested in sustainable algal technologies for environmental benefits.

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